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Some collectors use some permanent antifreeze, and that's
okay, but don't leave it in the engine for years and years.
Harmful substances will tend to pit the iron. Dump that stuff out
every year or two and put in a fresh batch. By the way, be careful
in disposing of old antifreeze. It causes mortal illness in adults,
little kids, cats, dogs, and other living things.
We're excited about a new era for GEM! We think that over
the next few months you'll be seeing some new and interesting
changes to the magazine, and we're happy to provide whatever
information we can. See you all next month.
C.H. Wendel is a noted authority on antique engines and
tractors. His books constitute a vital reference resource for
collectors and hobbyists. If you have a query for C.H. Wendel, send
it along to Gas Engine Magazine, 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, KS
Call For Help: Resource Notebook Stolen at Show
At the Sheppard Annual Tractor Reunion, which was held in
Bluffton, Ind., the weekend of August 10-12, a very valuable
notebook was lost or stolen. This notebook, belonging to Lynn
Klingaman, contained many one-of-a-kind letters from the R.H.
Sheppard Co. to Lewis Zettlemoyer, a dealer. Also included in the
notebook were numerous manuals and literature concerning Sheppard
equipment. Sheppard enthusiasts as well as the owner are concerned
about the loss of this valuable resource. This letter is to ask you
to use your resources to aid in the recovery of this notebook. A
reward is being offered for its return. Your efforts are greatly
If any readers have information about this notebook, please
contact Clifford L. Martin at 458 CR 1302, Ashland, OH 44805, or
Lynn Klingaman, 6775 N. Etna Road, Columbia, IN 46725.
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